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Butte County: PG&E Joins GRID Alternative in Adding Solar to a Chico Roof

PG&E’s Lia White, Torwanda Clomon and Melissa Buist joined with GRID Alternatives to install solar panels on a Chico rooftop. (Photo by Paul Moreno.)

CHICO – Twenty PG&E volunteers – both local employees and some from as far away as San Francisco – completed a two-day installation project of a solar system on a rooftop today (April 26).

The joint effort between PG&E and GRID Alternatives will provide a local resident enough energy to nearly eliminate her monthly electricity bill. The homeowner is a single parent living in north Chico.

PG&E has a long history of supporting the communities it serves and where its employees work and live.

PG&E has for many years contributed to programs that enable low-income families to obtain solar panels, including $600,000 and more than 600 volunteer hours to GRID Alternatives’ Solar Affordable Housing Program.  Thanks to help from volunteers and corporate sponsors like PG&E, GRID Alternatives has installed 8.5 megawatts of solar benefiting more than 3,000 families across California, resulting in $80 million of direct energy savings.

Volunteers from PG&E’s North Valley energy solutions and services team helped prepare the roof for the solar installation.

PG&E has been funding internships with GRID Alternatives. Click here to read a Currents story on the first person to go through the program. And click here to watch a GRID Alternatives video on the program.

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